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"Tennis is aligned with our modern, progressive society when it comes to the principle of equality. When asked why the likes of Federer were not prepared to say so publicly he responded: "Maybe they can't say it, maybe they will lose m in [sponsors'] contracts.
I can't believe in this day and age that anyone can still think otherwise," said Stacey Allaster, chairman and chief executive of the WTA, which runs the women's tour. But we've had the conversation in the locker room and, trust me, they agree."Simon said the reason he spoke out was because "there are top-100 players, someone like at 80, who can't pay their coach because he doesn't earn enough money".
He also made it to the semifinals in Casablanca, as well as the round of 16 in both the ATP Masters Series tournaments in Monte Carlo and Hamburg.
Bjorn Fratangelo earned his best career win to date in taking down former No.6 Gilles Simon in the Budapest first round.
Fratangelo, a qualifier, had beaten Tobias Kamke and the inspired local wildcard Attila Balazs to reach the main draw though few would have given the No.150 much of a chance against the experienced veteran Simon.
His first Futures title came in Lisbon, Portugal, in June 2003, and he reached the quarterfinals of three other tournaments.
He then captured his second title in Jamaica in September.
During 2004, he saw three wins in France and another in Algeria.